The Secret Adam – a Study of Nasoreaen Gnosis by E. S.
Drower takes us deep into the pre-Christian spirituality of the ancient
Persia. Still today there are remnants of the Mandaeans (“Gnostics”)
also known as Sabaeans in Iraq who among other had a tradition of
baptism. Their knowledge are historically accessible through a vast
amounts of scrolls. In The Secret Adam, E. S. Drower outlines the
history of the people, their thoughts and secret knowledge.
In 1911, she married Edwin Drower and after his knighthood became Lady Drower. As E. S. Stevens, she wrote a series of romantic novels for Mills and Boon
and other publishers. In 1921, she accompanied her husband to Iraq
where Sir Edwin Drower was adviser to the Justice Minister from 1921 to
Her works include The Canonical Prayerbook of the Mandaeans (a translation of the Qolusta); The Secret Adam (Mandaeans); and The Peacock Angel (about the Yezidis).